Joint Commission Accreditation
Robert D. Russo M.D. and Associates Radiology has earned full three year accreditation from the Joint Commission (JC) in 2004, 2007 and again in 2010. The First and Only Full Service Private Radiology Practice in Connecticut and New England to achieve this standard of excellence. Russo Radiology is also the first practice in the United States to receive the Joint Commission Accreditation in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging. Read about this new accreditation that is a joint venture between the Joint Commission and The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, click here.
What is the Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs throughout the United States. Joint Commission accreditations and certifications are recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
What does a Joint Commission Accreditation mean to you, the patient?
Our patients benefit by knowing that Robert D. Russo, M.D. and Associates Radiology has met the highest standards for quality and safety. We are and will continue to strive for continuous improvement in our performance.
Do you have patient safety concerns?
If you have any concerns about patient care or safety, please contact our management staff. If the concerns cannot be resolved within our organization, you are encouraged to contact the Joint Commission by mail:
Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation
Robert D. Russo M.D. and Associates Radiology is ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited in Cat Scan, Nuclear Medicine, PET-CT, Mammography, Ultrasound and MRI. ACR accreditations last for three years and Russo Radiology continuously updates their accreditations as they come due.
What is the American College of Radiology?
The ACR focuses on serving patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.
What does it mean to be ACR Accredited?
The American College of Radiology requires all acting facilities to be accredited to show that our private radiology practice has voluntarily gone through the rigorous review process to be sure it has met all nationally accepted standards. This accreditation also shows that all of our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret a patient's medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments. In addition it highlights that our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment patients will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
To contact the American College of Radiology:
1891 Preston White Dr
Reston, VA 20191
703-648-8900 or 800-227-5463
MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act)
All of Robert D. Russo M.D. and Associates Radiology that perform mammography are required to be MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992) per the Food and Drug Administration. The MQSA provides a certification to the FDA that allows the organization to legally perform mammography. All of our facilities performing mammography are inspected annually by the FDA and have continuously passed all inspections.
To contact the MQSA:
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002